Dr. Leggett is a native Houstonian and an internationally recognized minimally invasive surgeon. Dr. Leggett has pioneered the innovation and adoption of advanced laparoscopic technologies and techniques throughout his 30+ years in surgery and is the author of many publications in the field. He is a leader when it comes to treating acid reflux and diagnosing Barrett's esophagus.
Dr. Leggett completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and general surgery residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans after obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a board-certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Texas in Houston and at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Leggett is the Program Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Houston Northwest Medical Center, where he is also Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Lee is fellowship trained in minimally invasive, bariatric, and robotic surgery through the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Dr. Leggett. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Dr. Lee also holds a masters degree in Health Policy and Management from Boston University, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Wellesley College. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is also currently the Associate Program Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Houston Northwest Medical Center, as well as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at UT Health/McGovern Medical School.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellows
The fellows are an integral part of the Dr. Leggett and Dr. Lee's practice and actively participate in all aspects of patient care. Dr. Leggett mentors two fellows annually in his surgical and endoscopic techniques. Fellows have completed their surgery residency, but have elected to pursue additional subspecialty training.
Our 2018-2019 fellows are Dr. Kalyan Gorantla and Dr. Nancy Panko.